Wind wheel electric power generator
Wind wheel electric power generator apparatus is disclosed as including a
housing rotatably mounted upon a vertically disposed support column.
Primary and auxiliary funnel-type, venturi ducts are fixedly mounted upon
the housing for capturing wind currents and for conducting the same to a
bladed wheel adapted to be operatively connected with generator apparatus.
Additional air flows are also conducted onto the bladed wheel, all of the
air flows positively effecting rotation of the wheel in a cumulative
manner. The auxiliary ducts are disposed at an acute angle with respect to
the longitudinal axis of the housing, and this feature, together with the
rotatability of the housing and the ducts, permits capture of wind
currents within a variable directional range.
Kaufman; John W. (Madison, AL) |
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the
February 24, 1978|